Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

Summary: A history lesson is probably the last thing most of us want on a holiday weekend, but there's a new Revolutionary War app to remind us why we're celebrating July 4th.

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A history lesson is probably the last thing most of us want on a holiday weekend, but there's a new Revolutionary War app to remind us why we're celebrating July 4th.

Developed and produced by Multieducator, the app is aimed to educate students about the American Revolution, citing a New York Times report about just how bad U.S. students are when it comes to history tests.

The graphics aren't entirely impressive, but maybe (hopefully) they'll get better in another release. Nevertheless, the Revolutionary War app does have plenty of information about major players and battles, detailed maps and even some myths, which might prove fun for sharing around a campfire.

The Revolutionary War app is available to download from the iTunes App Store for the iPad (and the iPhone and iPod touch) for $4.99 now.

If the Revolution isn't your favorite American war, then there's always A&E's popular Civil War app for $7.99!

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  • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

    Is this app worth five dollars? What features separate this app's content from a simple online internet search?

    If this app's MSRP was listed as a single dollar, than maybe. Otherwise, a friendly visit to a school or public library should provide all the info needed.

    Besides, if a person wished to have public library book info downloaded on an iPad, the free "OverDrive" ebook reader app is available and a quick look could reveal all the Revolutionary War material that a person needs.

    Just a few thoughts regarding this app's price and what other options are available for researching this material.
    kenosha77a
    • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

      As the primary author of Revolutionary War I feel compelled to comment on the comment on price. Sure there is free information on the net and certainly in your public library, but with that view why ever publish a new book? If Apps are going to become a new and innovative way to learn for a new generation, then they have to cost money. Books are not free, and something has to pay my electric bill etc. As much as some people believe information should be free, there needs to be a means to pay for content creation. At $4.99 the price is about the cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks- I would hope that people would believe that it s a reasonable price to pay for content.
      Multied
      • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

        @Multied I agree that you have to make something and your apps gives you detailed information about eh Revolutionary War without having to search every topic sifting through the good and the bad websites. If I were a Revolutionary War or even history in general buff I could see spending the money for it assuming there is quality but I am not. At $0.99 I would probably buy just for the heck of it but would it have even been worth your effort to produce at that price.
        non-biased
  • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

    I would sincerely hope people would spend time around the campfire singing songs and eating smores instead of huddled around an electronic device.
    Aerowind
    • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

      @Aerowind Unless you in Minnesota. The (non)government shutdown has closed the parks, and the rest stops!
      dmia58-1@...
  • Hmm. I wonder if it will include the fact that during

    Paul Revere's ride, he did warn the British, and that guns were fired and church bells rung to sound the alarm; and also that the phrase "we'll party like it's 1773" refers to the Boston Tea Party.
    fr_gough
    • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

      @fr_gough, that's sarcasm, right?
      Info-Dave
  • Interesting...new ways to learn

    @Multied You make some good points. This could be an interesting way to get students learn history. I might buy once but it would need to be pretty graphically interesting for me to purchase a second app from you. I hope this is good, interesting and I wish you well.
    icboulder
  • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

    Course the author could create more detailed editions of each year (if this initial product is the overview of the years of war from 1775 till the treaty was signed in 1783) each for 99 cents then it may work out.<br><br>To write a good book of ANY kind requires loads of research. Most students are never taught to read 30 to 100 different books on the same suject and THEN collate all that knowledge into a single book - which is what a writer must do. Most schools never really teach history - they just make the teachers instruct the students to memorize facts and check off the box as the subject as being covered for the standardized tests.
    TAPhilo
  • RE: Revolutionary War iPad app rolls out just in time for July 4th

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